Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Round 8 Concludes

Loved Ones,

We are learning more and more about the chemo side effects which we have been told multiply with each round. Ray's biggest struggle is fatigue. The chemo knocks him out which we hate. But we know that this signifies its strong work and impact. So praise the Lord for that and we will be patient as we are so grateful for the Lord's hand in the powerful impact of the chemo. We pray for patience though for Ray as he endures it and the rest of us as we struggle watching him struggle and as we miss him while he rests and recovers.

We are thankful also that any neuropathy from his chemo has been minimal -- an answer to prayer -- as this side effect can delay or stop chemo.

We are very worried for the White Sox. I mentioned once that they seem to do well when Ray is feeling good and bad when he is feeling tired. Goodness. Ray better rebound quick so they can clinch the title.

Our girls are not quite better so we pray speedy recovery for them and protection for Ray from any girl-carried germs.

“The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.” Isaiah 41:17

not alone and not afraid --
kristin and ray